Monday, 26 September 2011

Barcelona: Parc Guell

Naturally, you go to Barcelona, you see something of Gaudi! First stop: Parc Guell. I was delighted to discover it was free.
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We had rather naively planned to have a chilled out day there, have a picnic, read a book. This plan was scuppered by the millions of tourists taking pictures (like ourselves)and the lack of benches in the shade. The top photo was achieved by me standing in the same spot for about ten minutes and quickly taking a picture when no one was in frame.
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I would love to go back out of peak season and wonder about through the columns and sit on the pretty colourful benches at the front.
Dotted throughout there are columns which appear to rise out of the ground. We sat down to eat amongst these columns and stopped for a photo too.
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Hat: Accessorize, Dress: Primark, Belt: Topshop, Pumps: Fred Perry

If you follow the main path right to the top, you leave the park and end up in what appears to be a grotty area behind a school. But if you keep going you'll get a lovely surprise at the top.


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Bag: Alphabet Bags

If you look on the left of the picture you can see the Sagrada Familia! More on that coming soon.

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Took my shoes off to rest my weary feet and sat down with a book for a good hour. It was so peaceful up there, definitely worth the trek!
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Obligatory comedy lost in translation moment. (Look at the sign)

A note on the dress, and the one I wore in the previous post. I realise I am always wearing these in travel posts, but they ARE my perfect holiday dresses! Easy to layer up or down, so comfortable, and the large amount of material=a tray for picnics!

36 comments:

jess said...

It looks like such a pretty place.

Natalie Leung said...

wow, such a pretty dress, love the print <3

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J'Adore Fashion said...

Love the star dress and pretty location!

xoxo
Stella

Sophie - Country girl said...

love your dress! lol at the sign, on dear, hehe.
The picture at the top of the hill/mountain is smashing, what a view!

Victoria'sProcrastinationProject said...

That picture was indeed taken in Valencia! Well spotted. Looks like you had a lovely time in Barcelona! Love the architecture there - such a pretty city.

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Ashley said...

It seems really beautiful there, and I love your hat! I have a weakness for wide-brimmed hats:)xx

Alex said...

Bwahaha! I do love a good comedy sign photo.

Looks like you went at just the right time of year. It was a bit too warm for my liking when I went to Barcelona and all I remember of Parc Guell is throwing a strop because I was so hot and knackered :(

Preziosa said...

Great pictures and outfit!

The Brunette said...

LOve your dress , fab photos xx

Natalie Suarez said...

barcelona is one of my absolute favorite cities in the entire world!! LOVE IT :)

xx

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simply megan. said...

Ohhhh i just loove loooove looove your outfit...and the sign bah ha!

Gabrielle - I LIKE IT FAST said...

LOVE IT! meow
xx
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Sophie said...

You look perfect for a stroll around Barca! Love the print on the dress!
Sophie
x

Josefin Forsberg said...

Hey there, thank you for the comment... I love those shoes as well, they go to everything! Love the outfit! I'm going to Barcelona in december, do you got any good stores or something I should visit?

Bonnie said...

Take me here, please???!!! It looks gorgeous! Pretty sure I would have the time of my life. :)

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Sara said...

I love your outfit, you look so good, that dress is so cool, the color, the length, the shape are perfect, you look so chic and you are beautiful, also that hat is awesome! Your blog is lovely and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Loveliness!
adore the star print & your hat is such a darling on you~
Hope to be the someday!

xo

Franca said...

great photos! I never got any good pictures out of those columns!

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

nice! x

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Limasim said...

love the pictures, beautiful <3

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Georgia Rose said...

Oh wow, these photos are amazing! The scenery is stunning. I love the print on that dress too, I'm wearing my Topshop star print dress right now!

Julia Topaz said...

ahhh jealous of your vacation. And that view! It's always nice to find secret (or what you perceive to be secret at the time) spots in a magical city. That sounds really corny, but it's true.

Pop Champagne said...

your starry dress is beautiful and I laughed at "he top photo was achieved by me standing in the same spot for about ten minutes and quickly taking a picture when no one was in frame." cuz that's EXACTLY like me when I travel!!

SoapyMermaid said...

your perfect holidays dresses are just all wonderful. I love the print of this one your photos of Parc Guell are beautiful I have already been in barcelona for some days but I didnt have the opportunity to visit this parc such a shame!

Vintage Reflection said...

Cute dress and looks like you're having a great holiday! x

Sleekit said...

You look so cute in your star frock, Barcelona is a place I would love to visit, looks glorious

Sleekit x

Jelisaveta said...

Beautiful photos and outfit! Great dress! :))

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She's Dressing Up said...

Beautiful outfit & I love Parc Guell. :)

Sam said...

You look so lovely! That star dress is adorable

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

What a magnificent place. :)

Kim W. said...

oh my goodness!!! i LOVEEEE your starry dress!! so so so pretty! looks lik amazing place too.. so sunny! :) xkim

Belly B said...

I love love love your dress with the stars!!! And btw, your blog URL is hilarious!

Belly B :)

SilhouetteParisienne said...

Nice outfit

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Sam said...

The place looks so pretty! You look so cute! I especially love your shoes! :)

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